Thomas Anderson

"Le Bon Samaritain"
Ink & Graphite, 10" x 13"
©2016 Thomas Anderson

I took a break from oils to create a series of small drawings that capture a few moments from our time in Paris. Drawing with mostly ink (and some some graphite and watercolor to get at different textures) is a fast and immediate but unforgiving way to work. Birds were, as they always are, everywhere in this beautiful, mesmerizing city, and I liked the interaction between the birds and the art and art history. This was the third piece in the series. The small, Black-headed Gulls (in winter plumage) were ubiquitious in Paris, especially near the Seine. Using the sculpture as a perch seems to be an appropriate definition of Le Bon Samaritain.

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